Special Issue Editors
Dr. Hiroshi Bando, MD, Ph.D., FACP
Tokushima University/ Medical Research, Japan
Dr. Bando had graduated from Tokushima University, School of Medicine in 1981. After obtaining the ECFMG certificate, he participated in the family practice residency training in the United States. He got the degree of Doctors of Medicine in 1989 and engaged in the research of endocrine and metabolic medicine at Tokushima University. He has been a board member and specialist in several medical societies, such as diabetes, primary care, anti-aging medicine, integrative medicine (IM), music therapy and sports medicine. He was the chairperson of the 8th annual conference of Japanese Primary Care Association (JPCA) in 2017 with 4,500 attendees.
Dr. Koji EBE, MD, PhD
Takao Hospital, Kyoto Japan
Dr. Ebe had graduated from Kyoto University, School of Medicine in 1974. After training in Kyoto University Hospital, he majored in internal medicine, diabetes, allergy and Chinese medicine in Takao Hospital, Kyoto. For recent years, he has committed the development and research of low carbohydrate diet (LCD). He started LCD in 2001 at first in Japan and has developed LCD widely. He reported the paper of LCD at first in Japan in 2004, and published best-seller book “Diabetes relieved without staple food – LCD recommendation” in 2005. During 2006-2018, he published more than 34 medical textbooks and more than 21 recipe books for LCD.
Important Discussions on Low Carbohydrate Diet
- The type and amount of carbs to include in your diet is a hotly debated topic, with compelling arguments from both sides.
- Controversy still surrounds the optimal macronutrient composition for weight loss in people with and without diabetes.
- The number of carbohydrates an individual needs will be unique to them and will depend on their age, sex, gender and activity levels.
- Eating either a low-carb diet or a high-carb diet raises the risk of an early death, according to a major new study which will dismay the many people who have ditched the likes of bread, rice, and potatoes for weight loss or health reasons.
- Many people flocking to low-carb diets in an effort to shed pounds may be putting their health at risk, a new study suggests.
- There have been a number of news stories suggesting that a low-carb diet may help to manage, or even reverse, type-2 diabetes.
Please submit your findings, reviews, case reports to this special issue and share your knowledge to the upcoming researchers and scientific community to know more about LCD.